Tabor City, NC Senior Guide

The Tabor City, NC Senior Guide contains key statistics and information about how senior citizens in Tabor City live. Use this tool to compare healthcare quality, senior housing options, demographic and financial statistics, and other important data for Tabor City with the rest of the country. This guide also contains helpful contact information for local government agencies that offer assistance to senior citizens.

Key Senior Statistics

Use these key statistics to learn more about Tabor City, NC seniors.

  • 19% of the population of Tabor City, NC are seniors Source: Census.gov
  • 44% of those seniors living in Tabor City, NC are living alone Source: Census.gov
  • 21% of Tabor City senior households have an annual income of less than $10k and 60% less than $20k Source: Census.gov ACS
  • 49% of Tabor City, NC residents 60 and over received food stamps in the last year Source: Census.gov ACS
  • The average Social Security Income in Tabor City is $14,071/year Source: Census.gov ACS
  • The median household income for a Tabor City senior is $17,823 Source: Census.gov ACS
  • Compared to other states, North Carolina ranks 24th for Long Term Care and 32nd for America's Health Rankings Source: AmericasHealthRankings.org
  • There are 69 working seniors in Tabor City Source: Census.gov ACS
  • 18% of the seniors in Tabor City are veterans Source: Census.gov ACS

Population by Age

children (19%) working aged (61%) seniors (19%)

(as of 2010)

In the U.S., around 10,000 baby boomers are turning 65 today and everyday for over the next 15 years.

Learn more about the aging population explosion.

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Senior Housing

Use our senior housing data to get a snapshot of the housing characteristics and living arrangements of the aging population in Tabor City, NC.

Who do Seniors Live with?

There are 216 seniors living alone in Tabor City. Of these, 72% are female. Source: Census.gov

Seniors Living Alone

Percent Living Alone

Gender of Seniors Living Alone

70% of males 65 and older are married compared with 25% of females.
63% of females are widowed compared with 11% of males. Source: Census.gov

Marital Status

Males

Females

Senior Households: Homeowners vs. Renters

Year Home was Built

Renters

Homeowners

Year Current Resident Moved In

Renters

Homeowners

Percentage with Telephone Service

Overall, 2% of Tabor City senior households do not have access to phone service.

Renters

Homeowners

Access to a Vehicle

Overall, 28% of Tabor City senior households do not have access to a vehicle.

Renters

Homeowners

Units in Rental Building

0% of senior renters reside in a large development - one that has 50 or more units.

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Long Term Care Choices

Just 37% of people think they will need long term care, but 69% of people actually will.

Click here for a senior care reality check.

Average Monthly Cost of Long Term Care Services in North Carolina

Care TypeNorth Carolina Average CostNational Average Cost
Home Health Care
8 hours per week
$632$693
Adult Day Care
Weekdays only
$1,105$1,492
Assisted Living$3,000$3,600
Homemaker Services
44 hours per week
$3,337$3,721
Home Health Care
44 hours per week
$3,476$3,813
Nursing Home
Semi-Private - double occupancy room for one person
$6,266$6,692
Nursing Home
Private - single occupancy room for one person
$6,844$7,604
Data from Genworth Long Term Care Costs & Cost of Care in 2015
Genworth Long Term Care Costs & Cost of Care

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Senior Healthcare Quality

Compare the quality of healthcare in North Carolina with the rest of the country by looking at these state-level quality rankings.

North Carolina Long Term Care Scorecard Rankings

Click here for an expanded view of North Carolina's Long Term Care Rankings

The 50 states plus Washington, D.C. are ranked on a scale of 1 to 51, where 1 is the highest quality, 51 the lowest.

Ranking DimensionNorth Carolina 2011 RankNorth Carolina 2014 Rank
Affordability & Access Rank#11#24
Choice of Setting & Provider#7#19
Quality of Life & Quality of Care Rank#45#35
Support for Family Caregivers#35#31
Effective Transitions Rank#N/A#21
Overall Rank#24#24

Data from LongTermScorecard.org - A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers created by:

AARP, Inc.
The Commonwealth Fund
The SCAN Foundation

America's Health Rankings® for North Carolina

Click here for an expanded view of North Carolina's America's Health Rankings® for seniors.

The states are ranked on a scale of 1 to 50, where 1 is the highest ranking, 50 the lowest.

Determinant North Carolina 2013 Rank North Carolina 2015 Rank
Overall #29 #32
All Determinants #18 #27
Behaviors #17 #17
Smoking #26 #34
Chronic Drinking #8 #11
Obesity #28 #15
Underweight #13 #37
Physical Inactivity #15 #18
Dental Visit #38 #28
Pain Management #33 #10
Education #31 #32
Community #34 #44
Community & Environment - Macro #37 #38
Poverty #35 #35
Volunteerism #28 #22
Nursing Home Quality #40 #38
Community & Environment - Micro #34 #48
Food Insecurity #35 #46
Community Support #38 #34
Policy #7 #11
Low-Care Nursing Home Residents #9 #9
Prescription Drug Coverage #11 #11
Geriatrician Shortfall #20 #17
Clinical Care #8 #9
Dedicated Health Care Provider #15 #24
Flu Vaccine #8 #4
Health Screenings #14 #17
Recommended Hospital Care #11 #5
Diabetes Management #12 #9
Home Health Care #8 #17
Preventable Hospitalizations #25 #26
Hospital Readmissions #18 #21
Hospice Care #26 #21
Hospital Deaths #39 #34
All Outcomes #38 #38
ICU Use #29 #29
Falls #15 #20
Hip Fracture #38 #40
Health Status #42 #32
Able-bodied #37 #36
Premature Death #37 #37
Teeth Extractions #41 #40
Poor Mental Health Days #30 #27
Multiple Chronic Conditions #27 #24
Cognition #35 #34
Depression #31 #37

America's Health Rankings® is the longest-running annual assessment of the nation's health on a state-by-state basis. For the past 25 years, America's Health Rankings® has provided a holistic view of the health of the nation. America's Health Rankings® is the result of a partnership between United Health Foundation, American Public Health Association, and Partnership for Prevention™.

Americas Health Rankings - United Health Foundation
United Health Foundation
ALPHA - American Public Health Association

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Senior Financial Overview

View our Tabor City, NC financial data below to learn about the income, wealth and costs incurred of those seniors living in the community.

The median household income for seniors in Tabor City is $17,823 Source: Census.gov ACS

Annual Income for Senior Households

71% of senior households in Tabor City earn less than $30,000 per year, while 13% earn more than $100K/year


Only those where the head of household is 65 or over are included. As an example, an elderly widow and her children's income would be counted if her children choose to live with her. However, if she chooses to live with her children, neither would be counted.

Also, keep in mind the distinction between household and individual income. A married couple over the age of 65 that is still working and earning $30,000 per year each would have a household income of $60,000.

The average Social Security income per household receiving the benefit in Tabor City is $14,071 Source: Census.gov ACS
The average retirement income per household receiving it in Tabor City is $26,647 Source: Census.gov ACS
9% of seniors in Tabor City, NC are employed. Source: Census.gov ACS

Employment Status

Males

Females

How Seniors Travel to/from Work

20% of Tabor City seniors have a college degree. Source: Census.gov ACS

Highest Level of Education

Males

Females

100% of seniors living in Tabor City speak English at home. Source: Census.gov ACS
15% of the seniors in Tabor City are below the poverty level. Source: Census.gov ACS

Percentage of Seniors Below the Poverty Level

Male

Female

Percent of People 60 and Over Receiving Food Stamps

21% of senior homeowners in Tabor City have a mortgage. Source: Census.gov ACS

Home Ownership Cost as a Percent of Income

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Helpful Contacts for Seniors

  • North Carolina Division on Aging

    Services Provided: State Agency on Aging
    693 Palmer Drive
    Raleigh, NC 27603
    Dennis Streets
    (919) 855-3400
    dennis.streets@ncmail.net
    Website
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Cape Fear Council of Governments

    Services Provided: Area Agencies on Aging, Elder Abuse Prevention, Information and Assistance, Legal Services, Long-term Care Ombudsman
    1480 Harbour Drive
    Wilmington, NC 28401
    Jane S. Jones
    (910) 395-4553
    jjones@capefearcog.org
    Website
    8:30 AM - 5:00 PM - Eastern Time
  • Legal Aid of North Carolina-Wilmington Office

    Services Provided: Elder Abuse Prevention
    PO Box 814
    Wilmington, NC 28402
    Richard Klein
    910-763-6207
    Website
    8 AM - 5 PM Eastern Time
  • Columbus County Department of Aging

    Services Provided: Health Insurance Counseling, Information and Assistance
    827 Washington Street
    Whiteville, NC 28472
    Amanda Harrelson
    (910) 640-6602
    aharrelson@columbusco.org
    Website
    Monday - Friday 8:30a - 5:00p
  • The NC Seniors' Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)

    Services Provided: Health Insurance Counseling

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Sources

Census.gov - Data from the 2010 United States Census. The Census counts every resident in the U.S. and is conducted once every 10 years.

Census.gov ACS - Data from the the 2009-2013 American Community Survey (ACS). The ACS is conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau every year. Because every resident is not surveyed each year, data from a 5 year period is used to improve accuracy.